Just a few hours ago, Nate Diaz tweeted out that he won’t be making the trip to the big apple for his upcoming mega-fight against Jorge Masvidal, which was scheduled for UFC 244 at the Madison Square Garden in NYC.
Apparently, Diaz tested positive for elevated levels of a substance and he believes it came from a tainted supplement. Diaz didn’t specify as to what the substance was. This is a big blow for the UFC as this would easily have been the highest selling PPV of the year. Although USADA which is the official drug-testing agency for the UFC nor the New York State Athletic Commission has offered any comments related to this incident. UFC president Dana White has also not commented on this issue.
Fans, however, aren’t pleased about this entire issue and some fighters even took a dig at Diaz. Here are the top tweets:
If I don't see Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal fight on November 2 I'll be the Saddest Mother Fucker in the game.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) October 24, 2019
guess when nate diaz said everyone was on steroids he was including himself 😂
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) October 24, 2019
Damn, Nate Diaz says he’s out of his #UFC 244 bout with Jorge Masvidal due to testing positive for ‘elevated levels’ for a substance which he believes to be from a tainted supplement.
To say this is heartbreaking for fight fans is an understatement. 😢 pic.twitter.com/AkrVZtq5BH
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) October 24, 2019
Nate Diaz : I'm not fighting Masvidal on Nov.2 at MSG anymore
MMA fans : pic.twitter.com/V7nY3TxgmG
— Sambomaster 👹 (@Sambomaster00) October 24, 2019
Nate Diaz – "I won't be fighting at UFC 244 USADA is on some bullshit"
— Amos (@TylerJayAmos) October 24, 2019
Nate Diaz claims "Everybody's on steroids", and said in his press conference with Conor McGregor that he was on steroids too.
3 years later, he supposedly gets tested positive with "elevated levels" from "tainted supplements" pic.twitter.com/3Kokxizqun
— Johnny (@JohnnyNoChill) October 24, 2019
— Florida Man MMA 🚬 (@FloridaManMMA) October 24, 2019
Well this whole Nate Nate Diaz news has ruined my mood. Fuck today. Fuck tomorrow. Fuck everything. pic.twitter.com/ePqx41SsWl
— 1996 Jim Carey (@Datmmaguy) October 24, 2019
“Nate Diaz is out of UFC 244 and will no longer compete for the ‘BMF’ belt” https://t.co/nMmAeZONld
— omar (@villasnipersix5) October 24, 2019
Nate Diaz story is as fluid as it gets. A lot of people caught off guard by it. Not many answers right now, including the ultimate status of the fight itself, but it’s not a prank. That said, it is not accurate to say the fight is canceled as of right now. Developing.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 24, 2019
Me after hearing Nate Diaz vs Gamebred is off after being hyped for this fight for like 2 months pic.twitter.com/csakT6VZwP
— lol reese (@lilnickcollison) October 24, 2019
Nate Diaz is off from #UFC244 from "Tainted Supplements"
Dana White: pic.twitter.com/gaKHDwVStx
— infamous (@infamous365224) October 24, 2019
Nate Diaz: I’m not fighting Masvidal next week. I apparently tested due to tainted supplements.
Fight Fans: pic.twitter.com/tEOken4nTp
— Malcolm From The North (@MFTNBeats) October 24, 2019
— JReal (@BloodyCanvasJon) October 24, 2019
— RobBrownBetting (@RobBrownBetting) October 24, 2019
— Kamura (@KamuraShops) October 24, 2019
I have reached out to UFC PR in regards to Nate Diaz's comments, according to PR they are "looking into this" #UFC244
— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) October 24, 2019